I've received my sketchbook and couldn't wait to get started, so I did a rather strange cover and stuck some tape at the side to make it a bit stronger. I also did a small painting on the first page, (please see my next blog). I was surprised at how small the sketchbook is (A5ish) and the paper is a bit thin inside for paintings, however, it is ideal for sketching and sticking things in. I chose a narrative theme from the headings available and have decided to fill my book with paintings, characters and doodles. I think it will be quite experimental in approach. Some of my inspiration will come from the topics published on Illustration Friday.